Russia legalizes online betting
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Russia legalizes online betting

TSUPIS will be run under the control of First Bookmakers SRO management. President of the organization Oleg Zhuravsky, who is also honorary president of Liga Stavok betting firm, has said his bookie is the only one that has joined the new processing centre. However, within one or two weeks the centre will be joined by other bookmakers, including Winline. Starting from February 15, Russian players who registered at TSUPIS website and passed the verification procedure, will be able to legally make online bets in the country. The centre will be regulated by federal legislation of Russia. In December, Russian President…

Sky Bet renews title sponsorship deal in England
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Sky Bet renews title sponsorship deal in England

The bookie will continue to work as title sponsor of the Football League, which will be rebranded as the English Football League (EFL). The betting firm will keep title sponsorship of the three divisions run by the EFL – the Championship, League One and League Two. “At a time when The Football League is very much focused on its future, which includes our imminent re-branding to the EFL, it is a great encouragement to see Sky Bet putting their continued faith in our competition and our clubs,” Football League chief executive Shaun Harvey said. “This is an excellent way to…

Manchester United report 39% rise in quarterly revenues
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Manchester United report 39% rise in quarterly revenues

The revenues were boosted by record-high sales of the new Adidas kits and return to the Champions League after skipping the previous season. Manchester United expect the overall revenue for 2015 to be between £500 million and £510 million. If the сlub exceeds £500 million, it will surpass a record high. After match day 12, the United are fourth in the table, two points behind its rival Manchester City. They are also heading the Champions League Group B after four fixtures. In July 2014, Manchester United reached a record £750 million accord with Adidas. The contract with the kit manufacturer…

PokerStars owner intends to launch online bookmaker
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PokerStars owner intends to launch online bookmaker

Rational Intellectual Holdings, subsidiary of Amaya Gaming has acquired several domains for the new bookmaker: betstars.com, betstars.net and betstars.co.uk. BetStars.com was a bookie run by UK-licensed WilsonBet, but the company decided to reduce its Internet presence and switch to accepting bets by phone calls. The purchase price was not disclosed. Domains betstars.net and betstars.co.uk cost the owner of the PokerStars $10,000 and $2,177 respectively. Betstars.de was estimated at almost two thousand dollars. Pundits say that such activity by Amaya Gaming indicates the imminent launch of a standalone bookmaker. Earlier in March, Rational Group began accepting bets via PokerStars.com. Earlier AmayaGaming…

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